Electric Cars

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  1. Juice

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    So, I was hit from behind by those escooters where they stand. I went down to check. The girl got back on and left without even looking at me. The bystander took the words right out of my mouth, “tang***” ganun nalang yun?”. There wasn’t any damage though.
     
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    Mm...perfect for use in subsaharan africa or the outback of austraya.
     
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    Mm...sagasahan mo mga yan para matuto.
     
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    Hindi covered ng insurance pag intentional eh lol.
     
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    hmmm... makes me wonder, is the Philippines ready for electric cars?

    Grand Tour Season 2, Episode 1 - Hammond crashed his Rimac Concept One, May mentioned towards the end of the show that the car was burning for 5 days due to its batteries. Do you think our local firemen have proper equipment and training to handle battery fires?

    Batteries are rated to last 8-10 years - how do we dispose them??? will Nissan really ship them out of the Philippines to the nearest recycling plant/country?

    Since the friendly neighborhood mechanic cannot repair the car, are we stuck sending the car to the dealer for the entire lifespan of the car?
     
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    Mm...from what I ve read, used EV batteries can easily be repurposed as storage batteries for home solar systems. We can import the tech for that.
     
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    Yes it's possible, but Philippine setting... we can't even recycle phones properly.
     
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    I don't care about the power & speed... But I do hope the battery charging tech trickles down to Geely cars.

    250 miles range
    0-80% battery in 12 mins using the current 350kW chargers
    0-100% battery in 9 mins once the 800kW chargers are available

    THE LOTUS EVIJA IS A LUDICROUSLY POWERFUL ELECTRIC HYPERCAR | The Verge
     
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    G to green hills, that’s where all the recycled phones are sent to provide spare parts for broken phones or build a new one form the ground up
     
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    Folks. Noob question. How far are we from a consumer price-friendly electric car release?Hybrid cars are now more and more becoming mainstream which is just a step away from electric cars. I’ve heard that Toyota has launched / will be launching a Hybrid Altis with just an SRP of sub PHP 1.6M. Not bad.
     
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    There are consumers who won't buy cars priced above 1.2M, cause that is their ceiling. And that segment is a big chunk of consumers. The Corolla hybrid is at 1.6M so that would fill the higher segment of the market, "if" they choose the hybrid. The Kona EV is at 2.4M, which is a bit high if you ask me. If they can come out with a hybrid or EV under 1.2M then that would be a great choice for the 1.2M budget bracket. Yeah, we're getting close.
     
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    ^ I wonder if that 1.6M price tag already comes with tax breaks from our government or is there such a thing?
     
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    I've read somewhere that 1.6M for the 2020 Altis was achieved by selling us a Thailand manufactured car + the 50% tax break for hybrids.
     
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    This thing is cheaper than Brompton's folding bikes!

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    Have you heard about the Tesla of the Fremont Police running out of juice while chasing a suspect’s vehicle in California? :unsure:

    Just how fast they were going and how long the chase was were enough reasons for FPD to reconsider their purchase of the electric police vehicles.

    In here, the traffic is enough reason not to procure any EV for high-speed chases because 1) there are no high-speed chases in this country because 2) traffic is horrendous.
     
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    Sounds about right, Fortuner, Everest and Montero left those price segment a while back, now it's RUSH, BRV and Xpander's time on the road. I highly doubt they'll be able to reach 1.2M pricing on EV.

    EV @1.2M might be achievable with subcompact sedans and Kei cars but I'd give it another generation of gas models before it happens (i.e. The next all-new City and Vios models will still be gas models which is good for 6 years).

    Entry level EV for compact sedans will most likely be priced at 1.8M topping out at 2M.
    While SUVs will be priced around Kona's pricing right now.

    Kona is priced the way it was because there's basically no competition on this segment--yet.
     

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